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Week 12 Outlook
Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah is out for the remainder of the 2020 season after tearing his right Achilles during Thursday's loss to the Cleveland Browns, head coach Zac Taylor confirmed Friday.
Uzomah was carted off the field on Thursday, and the initial reports were pessimistic about a potentially serious Achilles injury. Unfortunately, those fears were confirmed on Friday. Through two games this season, Uzomah caught eight of his 11 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown. With Uzomah out, Drew Sample is expected to step in as the starting tight end in Cincinnati.
Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah is feared to have torn his Achilles in the 4th quarter of Thursday night’s game vs. the Browns, and will have an MRI on Friday to confirm.
This would be a season-ending injury for Uzomah should the MRI confirm the worst. Drew Sample would stand to step in as the featured tight end in the offense. Sample looked good against the Browns, catching 7-of-9 targets for 45 yards. The former 2nd round pick figures to be a TE3 with TE2 upside without Uzomah.
Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah went down with an apparent injury in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s contest against the Cleveland Browns. He threw his helmet and was ultimately carted off with a lower leg injury.
Uzomah was stood up, trying to convert a third-down play when he went down with the injury. Expect Drew Sample to take over as the primary beneficiary if Uzomah is going to miss time. Uzomah’s night concludes with four receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah caught 4-of-5 targets for 45 yards in a 16-13 loss to the Chargers in Week 1.
Uzomah finished second on the team in receiving yards behind only A.J. Green. With Tyler Eifert no longer on the team, Uzomah could see increased production across the board this season. He will face the Browns in Week 2.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah caught 5-of-6 targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in a 33-23 win over the Browns in Week 17.
Uzomah found the end zone for the second time all season. He finishes the year with 27 catches for 242 yards.